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  1. Impact of Budget changes on regional and outer metropolitan universities and communities

    Posted 5 August 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The consensus is that rural and regional communities will be hardest hit by the Budget’s higher education changes. This understanding is shared amongst higher education experts and by ...

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  2. Wikibomb planned to boost Wikipedia content on Australian women scientists

    Posted 4 August 2014 by Jeannie Rea (Women)

    Hot on the heels of NTEU/NUS/CAPA Bluestocking Week is National Science Week (16-24 August), during which the Australian Academy of Science is holding a Women of Science Wikibomb (14 ...

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  3. Cross the line and tell us your bluestocking story

    Posted 30 July 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

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    This year, it’s time for action on campuses. NTEU with NUS and CAPA will use Bluestocking Week to highlight the importance of women speaking out and sharing our stories and views.

    We need to hear the stories of the women in our universities as we "cross the line" and challenge attitudes that seek to restrict women's freedom and opportunities.  In short, we want to hear diverse and contemporary ‘bluestocking’ experiences.

    We can create a human tapestry that describes the experiences of women who work and study in our universities, as women ‘cross the line’ and challenge attitudes that seek to restrict our freedom and opportunities.

    We want to hear from all women in the university community:

    • students,
    • academics
    • professional and general staff
    • graduates
    • friends

    Tell us your stories of the value of education and opportunity, and what you are doing to challenge the status

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  4. Students call National Day of Action for August 20

    Posted 29 July 2014 by John Pezy (SA Division)

    The National Union of Students has called a National Day of Action for August 20 to protest the proposed changes to higher education.

    In South Australia there will be a rally outside Parliament ...

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  5. South Australia rejects Government’s unfair university changes

    Posted 29 July 2014 by John Pezy (SA Division)



    Independent polling commissioned by the National Tertiary Education Union has shown strong swings against the Coalition in the seats of Adelaide, Boothby, Sturt and Hindmarsh ...

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    Age of Inequity

  6. SA Bargaining Roundup

    Posted 29 July 2014 by John Pezy (SA Division)

    From the University of Adelaide Branch: NTEU negotiators at the University of Adelaide have been very happy to announce in the last week that negotiations there have finished at last. The draft ...

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  7. Close of negotiations - a statement to members

    Posted 21 July 2014 by Katherine Gale (University of Adelaide)

    We are happy to announce that on Friday, 11 July at 6pm we reached agreement with university senior management on a new University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement. Announcement of this has been ...

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  8. Bluestocking Week 2014: 11-15 August

    Posted 17 July 2014 by Katherine Gale (SA Division)

    The SA Division is holding two events to celebrate Bluestocking Week 2014. Everyone is invited to join us in celebrating the role of women in education.

    SA Bluestocking Dinner
    Fundraiser for the ...

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  9. Blue Stocking Week – celebrating women in higher education

    Posted 17 July 2014 by John Pezy (Flinders University)

    Flinders graduate and outspoken opponent of racism and violence, Ms Khadija Gbla will be speaking at a free lunch and seminar at Flinders University on Friday August 15th.

    The SA Division is holding ...

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  10. University funding cuts cause severe indigestion for government (SMH 14.7.14)

    Posted 14 July 2014 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    Crossbench senators with an ear to popular opinion could become even less co-operative when university cuts come before them, with new polling showing the Coalition’s changes are poison in voter-land.

    Extensive automated phone polling across 23 federal electorates taking in all states has found cuts in federal funding and changes to allow increased fees, higher loan charges, and access to limited federal funding by non-university course providers, have not gone over well with households.

    Sixty-nine per cent of those polled said they opposed “significant increases in fees” and 65 per cent said they opposed a 20 per cent funding

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